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El Chico

| World Trade Center, Level 2- 2L-09, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 705 9760
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good29%
  • Average23%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“guacamole dip” (2 reviews)
“elchico” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
| World Trade Center, Level 2- 2L-09, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Try brisket tacos. Also try the guacamole ith real avocados. The guacamole is very fresh and tasteful. The ambiance of the restaurant is very clean and the decor is very appropriate. All the staff is very friendly specially Miguel, Mario, Bical and Angela who took...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

We were craving for some while, for authentic Mexican food and we found the right place to be. Restaurant looks nice with different Mexican details around, so you can be the right mood. Staff is very kind while welcoming you at your table and serve...More

Thank Luana V
Reviewed 20 January 2018

We decided to try the brisket - got the slider and the taco The brisket was not fresh at all. This is the second time to visit this restaurant and we will not go there any more.

Thank FoodyTop10
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

El Chico is a Mexican restaurant located in Trade Center in Abu Dhabi. The restaurant offers Mexican cuisine which I would say it was fine. What the place lacked was the Mexican costume for the staff! However, the staff was excellent and prompt. The order...More

Thank Falcon69
Reviewed 3 October 2017

If you have been to El Chico in the US, you know that while it isn't the best, it is at least consistent, and the tamales and enchiladas are actually decent. Sadly, no tamales here. Only 2 non standard types of enchiladas which are included...More

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

This branch of ElChico does the best Tex Mex food in Abu Dhabi. The food is fresh (just try the guacamole dip which is made at the table), the portions are large and the prices are good. The service is also fast and the staff...More

Thank alexgmalouf
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We decided to give it a try The first minute you step in the resturant, they want to sell you the gowakamoli plate which cost you AED 49 and it has onion so I replied that we will pick from the menu The place has...More

Thank FoodyTop10
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Delicious food, great great staff and nice atmosphere. They delivered all needed to make our day special. They are a must try restaurant Both magwyell and joy were amazing and so helpful they gave us great recommendations for the fajhita and the burritos which turned...More

Thank Nancy R
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Shopping in WTC Mall, my girlfriend and I opted for lunch at El Chico. They had an extensive menu and ample choices for those wanting to watch their calories and for people wanting to avoid wheat options. They served a complimentary salsa and warm corn...More

Thank petraAbuDhabi_Uae
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Food might not be "down home" Mexican, but it's close enough. El Chico provides great service that cares and listens as well as a broad collection of Mexican tastes. I had beef fajitas (nice!) as well as chicken quesadillas (great!) on two different occasions. The...More

Thank Jim S
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | World Trade Center, Level 2- 2L-09, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 4 705 9760
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